The Spanish surname Ramos, also found in Portugal has two distinct origins. The name may be of habitational origin, deriving from any of the towns called Ramos, in Portugal and Spain. The name Ramos may also derive from the plural of ramo meaning “ a branch” (Latin ramus), a topographic name for someone who lived in a thickly wooded area. Early church recordings include Juan Ramos of Nuestra Senora la Antigua, Valladolid, Spain, on October 9th 1535, and Joan Pau Ramo, at Santa Maria, Mataro, Barcelona, on January 6th 1552. Mariano Ramos was christened at Carmel Mission, Monterey, California, on June 6th 1839. Get family crest jewelry for the Ramos family and more!